Using ABLE Savings Accounts to Buy Assistive Technology

Contents Purpose Definitions What is ABLE? Am I eligible for ABLE? How much can I put in my ABLE savings account? Do I have to live in Iowa to open an ABLE account? What is the difference between an ABLE account and a Special Needs Trust? What are qualified disability expenses? How can I use… Continue Reading Using ABLE Savings Accounts to Buy Assistive Technology

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Contents Purpose What is crowdfunding? How does crowdfunding work? What does it cost to use a crowdfunding website? How do I start a crowdfunding campaign? Crowdfunding Websites Purpose Many people with disabilities use Assistive Technology (AT). AT items can cost a lot. Crowdfunding is a new way to raise money to pay for these items.… Continue Reading How to Use Crowdfunding to Buy Assistive Technology

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Purpose The Workers’ Compensation Law requires employers to give benefits to workers who are hurt or become ill as a result of their job. Workers’ Compensation may include paying for Assistive Technology devices. This tip sheet tells more about how workers’ compensation works. Definitions Workers’ Compensation: Workers’ Compensation pays workers who are hurt or become… Continue Reading Worker’s Compensation as a Source for Assistive Technology Funding

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Purpose Reaching out to private sources to help pay for Assistive Technology (AT) items can be hard. It can also be time-consuming. But it can work! If you have trouble reaching out for funding, you could try asking a family member, friend or neighbor to speak for you. They might be able to help with… Continue Reading How to Ask Private Agencies for Help Paying for Assistive Technology

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